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REVIEW: 4480 Jabba's Palace

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4480: Jabba's Palace

Name: Jabba's Palace

Theme: Star Wars Episode VI

Set Number: 4480

Pieces: 234

Year released: 2003

Minifigures: 6

Price: Can't remember, but $30.00 according to Peeron

For me, this is a set I played with a lot when I was younger. Lots of awesome minifigs and the palace is good enough. Would love to see another version in the future.

Let's start things off with the instruction manual.

Front...

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...and back.

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The minifig pages.

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A random page.

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And here's a pic of the set with #4475 Jabba's Message and #4476 Jabba's Prize.

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There are six minifigures included in this set. They are, from left to right: Leia, a B'omarr Monk, a GNK power droid, Jabba the Hutt, EV-9D9 and Luke Skywalker.

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I'll start with the droids. Here's the B'omarr Monk (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Bomarr_monk_btm.jpg). I found these things very creepy when I first watched "Star Wars episode VI: Return of the Jedi" many, many years ago. LEGO has captured it well in my opinion. It's funny that its legs are build out of four Katana swords.

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Next is the GNK power droid, also known as 'gonk droid' (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Gonk_Droid).

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The GNK power droid is also a handy place to store Luke's hairpiece when he is using his hood :tongue:

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EV-9D9 (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/EV-9D9).

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Now the other three figs. Here we have Luke Skywalker.

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Slave girl Leia.

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Here she is with her flesh twin from #6210 Jabba's Sail Barge.

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Last but not least, the king of this set: Jabba!

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It's the same mold as Jabba from set #6210 Jabba's Sail Barge :tongue:

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Not really a minifig, but there's also a little frog in the set :classic:

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Now we can enter Jabba's Palace.

The front and back.

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And the left and right side.

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At the front of the palace there's a gate than can open up.

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When you remove the handle on top of the gate you can open up the palace.

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In the left side you will find EV-9D9's workplace.

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In the right side you will find... absolutely nothing! :sceptic:

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Another look.

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Close-up of one of the stairs.

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On the top floor is where you can place Jabba and Leia.

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Jabba's dinner. Poor little frog.

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In front of Jabba you will find a trapdoor.

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I had to replace the original black rubber bands because both of them had broken.

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By pushing/pulling Jabba's 'throne' back the trapdoor will open up.

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A look from inside.

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It's also possible to remove Jabba and Leia with a piece of the palace.

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A look a the whole palace with the minifigs.

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If you have sets #4475 Jabba's Message and/or #4476 Jabba's Prize you can attach them to Jabba's Palace.

Set #4475 Jabba's Message attaches to the right side.

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And #4476 Jabba's Prize to the left side.

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A look at the whole palace.

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Price: 8/10 - Pretty cheap for a bunch of minifigs and a good palace.

Parts: 7/10 - Alright. Not really any special pieces.

Playability: 8/10 - Lots of features and even more playability when you add #4475 Jabba's Message and #4476 Jabba's Prize.

Minifigs: 9/10 - All of them are great in my opinion, especially Jabba and Leia. I would've loved to have seen a LEGO Rancor though.

Final: 8/10 - The minifigs make this set but the palace isn't bad. It doesn't really look like the one from the movie, but it has a lot of features.

Edited by Mischa07

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Overall this is a nice set, the only thing is that they didn't put enough minfigs in it. I would rat it a 8/10.

Good job on the review :thumbup:

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Wow the dungeon certainly looks like Rancor's lair. :classic:

I remember seeing this set sitting on TRU shelf during multiple trips there, maybe it did not sell well.

Glad I didn't pick it up blindly, I'm more towards vehicles than buildings, and Jabba simply disgust me. :tongue:

Great Review

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Thanks for the review. I never knew the other 2 sets could attach like that, an excellent function IMO. Thanks for the great review :thumbup: .

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Great review.

A fine set, but for me smething is lacking. Maybe a Rancor would help. :thumbup:

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Nice review. This is one of the few kits I've built and left together.

It was a well thought idea, and being able to connect those 2 small kits was a good option.

Though I'd imagine if they re-make this kit, they'll do a very good job.

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I think that this is a great set because of how you can connect the other 2 sets onto it. Jabba doesnt seem right to me though. I like the spider thing thats really realistic compared to the real one. Its a pity that I dont have this set though :oh3::oh::sad::sing::wacko: :wacko:

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Thanks for the review! :classic:

Can you provide a picture of the bottom of Jabba? I just want to see what it looks like. :tongue:

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Fantastic review, brilliant photography. I've always found this a bit of an under-rated set. Because of a lot pf people not being a big fan of the set it can be found at relatively good prices (compared to other sets of the same era), although you will still pay well above original retail price. Like some others have said the only down side is the lack of figures or for me more precisely the lack traditional minifigures (not droids). Although if you add the little companion sets that came out at the same time with it and theminifig count for the three sets is pretty impressive.

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I have the set (all 3 sets of the Jabba palace) and I really enjoy:

1. its not a vehicle !!

woooohooo.. hooray.. its so much more easy to expand and mod this set to your liking than a vehicle..

2. 3 sets that connects, brilliant idéa, Does not hurt Your wallet so much at one time.

I really wish Lego company would do more SW buildings and more sets that can be expanded with adding more sets..

Personally I found the "Palace" to be a bit slim, some more decorations would have been nice and perhaps a third medium set to connect with the 3 existing.. The Rancor pit :-)

This was one of the first sets I got over Bricklink and Im happy to have them in my collection.

Oh and Nice review by the way!!

Edited by a53021

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Thanks everyone! :classic:

Can you provide a picture of the bottom of Jabba? I just want to see what it looks like. :tongue:

Here you go :classic:

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wow, you take awesome pics for a review!!

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